A photo of The Round.

The Round, a place to celebrate, entertain, create and connect. 

Council is proud to announce that construction of Whitehorse’s new performing arts centre, The Round, is complete. 

Our first shows in the venue have been a great success, and we held our official Opening Night concert and celebration on Friday 13 October, 2023. 

This $78m project represents a significant step forward in the City of Whitehorse’s artistic evolution. It is also the new cornerstone of Council’s commitment to provide for a creative community that is vibrant, diverse and engaged through our arts, culture and heritage.  

In 2024 The Round was crowned the Best Public Works Project over $5m at the IPWEA Excellence Awards. See Latest News for more details. 

Latest News

Latest News


  • The Round has been crowned the Best Public Works Project over $5m at the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA) Excellence Awards. The prestigious accolade was announced at an Awards Gala Dinner on Thursday 2nd May 2024 in Melbourne. 
  • The Round was in good company, being a finalist alongside the Mooloolaba Foreshore Stage 1 (Sunshine Coast Council, QLD) and Mitchell Park Sports and Community Centre (City of Marion, SA).  
  • The IPWEA is the peak industry body for infrastructure management professionals across the nation. Each year, their Excellence Awards showcase outstanding public works projects from every state and territory. 
  • Mayor Denise Massoud said The Round has quickly become a premier destination for performing arts in the east. “This fantastic facility attracts high-calibre performances thanks to its impressive design and functionality. Congratulations to all Whitehorse staff involved with bringing The Round to our community and on your well-deserved win.” 
Staff from The Round accept the award for Best Public Works Project over $5m at the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA) Excellence Awards.


  • The Round opens with a bang!
  • A new era of performing arts in Whitehorse has begun with The Round officially open and unveiled to the community.
  • More than 550 people packed out the venue’s theatre for the Opening Night concert on Friday 13 October 2023, headlined and hosted by Gary Pinto and Lucy Durack.
  • Following music from Kutcha Edwards and a Welcome to Country, Mayor Mark Lane was joined on stage by his fellow councillors to unveil a plaque and officially open the venue.
  • Along with the opening night concert, The Round staged a diverse range of events in its first month. They included the Seniors Positive Ageing Expo, the Whitehorse Sport and Recreation Awards, a Midweek Matinee, the Whitehorse Business Group Awards and the launch of a new Cabaret season.
  • Spring Festival was a community highlight with performances, stalls and activations taking over The Round.
  • The venue also hosted its first musical theatre production, with Nova Music Theatre staging its production of Cinderella over two weekends. Whitehorse Primary School and Antonio Park Primary School were the first to use The Round for their school productions.
  • Big names continue to visit The Round including Daryl Braithwaite, Geraldine Quinn and Zoy Frangos.
Lucy Durack on-stage as confetti fires over the crowd at The Round's Opening Night.

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